NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #178 ~ 11-10-18]

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Pictured: Juaneco y Su Combo.

We bumped softly down a hill toward an open field that seemed to be a military graveyard, filled with rows and rows of austere, identical markers over soldiers’ graves. I’d never before come across this cemetery. On the farther side of the field, just beyond the curtains of snow, the sky was torn away and the angels were descending out of a brilliant blue summer, their huge faces streaked with light and full of pity. The sight of them cut through my heart and down the knuckles of my spine, and if there’d been anything in my bowels I would have messed my pants from fear.

Georgie opened his arms and cried out, “It’s the drive-in, man!”

“The drive-in . . .” I wasn’t sure what these words meant.

“They’re showing movies in a fucking blizzard!” Georgie screamed.

“I see. I thought it was something else,” I said.

We walked carefully down there and climbed through the busted fence and stood in the very back. The speakers, which I’d mistaken for grave markers, muttered in unison. Then there was tinkly music, of which I could very nearly make out the tune. Famous movie stars rode bicycles beside a river, laughing out of their gigantic, lovely mouths. If anybody had come to see this show, they’d left when the weather started. Not one car remained, not even a broken-down one from last week, or one left here because it was out of gas. In a couple of minutes, in the middle of a whirling square dance, the screen turned black, the cinematic summer ended, the snow went dark, there was nothing but my breath.

Denis Johnson, “Emergency” from Jesus’ Son (1993)

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Here’s what we played in Ep. 178 of No Condition Is Permanent:

THE FIRST SET

Jimmy Castor Bunch — “TR-7” — Maximum Stimulation

Geraldo Pino — “African Hustle” — Boogie Fever

Jerry Cole & His Spacemen — “Surf Age” — Power Surf! The Best Of Jerry Cole & His Spacemen

Coco Lagos Y Sus Orates — “Descarga Jala Jala” — Ritmo Caliente

Junior Walker & The All Stars — “Twist Lakawanna” — Instrumentals Soul-Style 1955-1962

Chacal Y Sus Estrellas — “La Danza Del Chacal” — El Sonido De Tupac Amaru

Family — “Love Is A Sleeper” — A Song For Me

T’S MADISON TIME…

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Googie Rene — “Big Foot” — Malamondo 3

THE SECOND SET

Chutima Duangporn — “Yord Muay Thai” — Thai Beat A Go-Go Vol. 4

The Ronettes — “Baby I Love You” — Presenting the Fabulous Ronettes Featuring Veronica

Alvin “Red” Tyler — “Peanut Vendor” — Mambo Calypso

Aardvarks — “I Don’t Believe” — Scream Loud!!! The Fenton Records Story

Bantous Jazz — “Gary Mobali Ya Tembe” — Merveilles Du Passé: Musique Congolo-Zaïroise Volume II

George Allen — “Loose Screws” — The Jerk Boom Bam!: Greasy Rhythm N’ Blues And Nasty Soul Party Vol. 10

Dolor — “Vini Sauvé Moin” — Antilles Méchant Bateau

The Detroit Cobras — “Green Light” — Tied & True

Junior Murvin & The Upsetters — “Get Ready (Bongo Mix) (Exclusive Dub Plate Mix)” — The Return Of Sound System Scratch (More Lee Perry Dub Plate Mixes & Rarities 1973-1979)

Iron Knowledge — “Showstopper” — Chains & Black Exhaust

THE THIRD SET

Link Wray — “Switchblade” — Bullshot

Juaneco Y Su Combo — “Caballito Nocturno” — Masters Of Chicha 1

The Pharaohs — “Watusi” — Rumba Doowop ’56

Alfredito Linares — “Mambo Rock” — Salsa De Verdad

Speedy West & Jimmy Bryant — “Stratosphere Boogie” — Stratosphere Boogie: The Flaming Guitars of Speedy West & Jimmy Bryant

Hany Mehanna — “منى – Mouna” — The Miracles Of The Seven Dances

Was (Not Was) — “Hello Operator (12” Version)” — Antilles / Ze 12″ Single

Afro National — “Mr. Who You Be” — African Experimentals (1972-1979)

THE FINAL SET

Grupo Los Yoyi — “Banana” — Yoyi

The Modern Lovers — “Dignified & Old” — The Modern Lovers

Emmanuel Kahe & Jeanette Kemogne — “Ye Medjuie” — Pop Makossa: The Invasive Dance Beat Of Cameroon 1976-1984

Glenn Willings — “You Tarzan, Me Jane” — Fool’s Paradise Favorites: ’50s & ’60s Bop Slop & Schlock

Ja-Man Allstars — “Half Ounce” — In The Dub Zone

Johnny Guitar Watson — “Sweet Lovin’ Mama” — Untouchable! The Classic 1959-1966 Recordings

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Kourosh — “Baroona” — Back From The Brink: Pre-Revolution Psychedelic Rock From Iran 1973-1979

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NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #177 ~ 11-03-18]

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Pictured: Love Unlimited.

Van Gogh writing his brother for paints
Hemingway testing his shotgun
Celine going broke as a doctor of medicine
the impossibility of being human
Shakespeare a plagiarist
Beethoven with a horn stuck into his head against deafness
the impossibility the impossibility
Nietzsche gone totally mad
the impossibility of being human
all too human
this breathing
in and out
out and in
these punks
these cowards
these champions
these mad dogs of glory** 
moving this little bit of light toward us
impossibly.

Charles Bukowski, “Beasts Bounding Through Time” (1986)

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Here’s what we played in Ep. 177 of No Condition Is Permanent:

THE FIRST SET

Love Unlimited Orchestra — “Love’s Theme” — Under The Influence Of Love Unlimited

Houon Pierre — “Mansou Djouwi” — Ivory Coast Soul 2: Afro Soul In Abidjan From 1976 To 1981

The Fabulous Playboys — “Cheater Stomp” — Lost Legends Of Surf Guitar, Vol. 3: Cheater Stomp!

Viparat Piengsuwan — “Yok Yok (Jump Jump)” — Thai Beat A Go Go Vol. 2: Groovy 60’s Sounds from the Land of Smile!

Waymon Brown — “Barefoot Susie” — Dr Boogie Presents Bear Traces: Nugget’s From Bob’s Barn

Grupo Los Yoyi — “Paco La Calle” — Yoyi

The Spencer Davis Group — “Looking Back” — Looking Back: Mod, Freakbeat & Swinging London Nuggets

IT’S MADISON TIME…

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Little Marcus & the Devotions — “Lone Stranger Went Mad” — Malamondo 3

THE SECOND SET

The Soul Fantastic — “El Mismo” — Panama! 2  (Soundway 45rpm)

The Answer — “I’ll Be In” — Teenage Shutdown, Vol. 9: Teen Jangler Blowout!

Tumblack — “Chunga Funk” — Tumblack

The Shangri-Las — “Footsteps On The Roof” — Growin’ Up Too Fast: The Girl Group Anthology

Lord Nelson — “Shango” — Shango 12” single

Moon Mullican — “Seven Nights To Rock” — The Henry Glover Story: Peppermint Twist ‘51-‘61

Sohail Rana — “Soul Sitar” — Khyber Mail

Jack Eden with the Sundowners — “Come Back Baby” — Diana’s Rootin’ Tootin’ Wild Teenage Rock’n’Roll Party!

Saeed — “Mosh Va Karnah” — Raks Raks Raks: 27 Golden Garage Psych Nuggets From The Iranian ‘60s Scene

Nino Rota — “Faccette Scintillanti” — Giulietta Degli Spiriti OST

THE THIRD SET

Los Pakines — “Ramo De Rosas” — Cumbías Chichadélicas (Peruvian Psychedelic Chicha)

The Tonettes — “I Gotta Know” — Basement Beehive: The Girl Group Underground

Tabou Combo De Petion-Ville — “Minouche” — Respect…

The Five Americans — “Slippin’ And Slidin’” — Teenage Shutdown Vol.1: Jump, Jive & Harmonize

Gboyega Adelaja — “Funky City” — Colourful Environment

Thee Midniters — “I Found A Peanut” — Love Special Delivery

Ondatrópica — “Pig Bag” — Soundway 45rpm

Bobby Parks — “Suggie, Duggie, Boogie Baby” — Rock’n Roll Dance Party Volume Two

I-Roy & Augustus Pablo — “Devil’s Brother In Law” — Tape Rolling! …With Bunny Lee & Friends – On Wax And In The Studio 1971-74

Love — “Seven & Seven Is (mono mix)” — Da Capo

THE FINAL SET

PM Pocket Music — “Tonborathes” — Thai Beat A Go-Go Vol. 4

Pearly Queen — “Quit Jivin’” — Quit Jivin’: A Funk Anthology

Los Míticos Del Ritmo — “No Pares Hasta Tener Lo Suficiente (Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough)” — Los Míticos Del Ritmo

The Savages — “The World Ain’t Round, It’s Square” — Teenage Shutdown, Vol. 10: The World Ain’t Round, It’s Square!

Ramsey Lewis, Melvin Lastie, Willie Bobo — “Spanish Grease” — We Got Latin Soul: Boogaloo & Funk Too!

Orchestre Negro Success — “Liteya Ya Ntongo” — Merveilles Du Passé: Musique Congolo-Zaïroise Volume III

Lavern Ray & The Raytones — “I’ve Got That Feeling” — Okeh Doo Wop Groups 2

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Status Quo — “Pictures Of Matchstick Men” — Nuggets II: Original Artyfacts From The British Empire & Beyond 1964-1969

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NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #176 ~ 10-27-18]

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Pictured: Lux Interior & Poison Ivy Rorschach of The Cramps.

To say that Halloween brings out the best — whatever that might constitute — in the patrons of the Purple Bat Lounge is to understate the case somewhat. The bar’s management sponsors its annual costume competition, with the winner taking home a bottle of Four Roses. (It was later rumored that said bottle never actually made it home, having been traded for a hot bag in the parking lot.) Amidst last Saturday’s spooky revels, DJ Lee-Roy marveled at the imaginative drag on display. The dog was disappointed to have co-host Reeshard point out that the redhead done up as Lindsay Lohan was wearing an ankle bracelet and, as such, in all probability actually was Lindsay Lohan. So it went: Many sinister novelty records played; Uncle Morty stopped by with an array of a seasonally appropriate offerings on his dingy truck; bartender LaWanda kept the Lee-Roy™ cocktails flowing; and thus barely anyone remembered how it all ended. You, too, can enjoy the defining soundtrack to our favorite holiday, simply by clicking immediately below. Just watch out for the candy apples, OK?

 

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Here’s what we played in Ep. 176 of No Condition Is Permanent:

THE FIRST SET

The Essex — “Cemetary Stomp” — Lost Legends Of Surf Guitar, Vol. 1: Big Noise From Waimea!

Los Holys — “Campo de Vampiros” — Mas Rock and Roll: 26 Rare 60’s Teen-Punk Artyfacts

Don Sonrabiab — “Soul Dracula” — Thai Beat A Go-Go Vol. 3

The Drivers — “Dry Bones Twist” — King Records Story: Only Young Once ’62

King Horror — “Dracula Prince of Darkness” — Loch Ness Monster

Bobby Bare — “Vampira” — I Was A Teenage Brain Surgeon

Griz Green — “Jam at the Mortuary” — Halloween Nuggets: Monster Sixties a Go-Go

Sonny Day — “Creature From Outer Space” — Horror Hop

The Keytones — “I Was a Teenage Monster” — Halloween Nuggets: Monster Sixties a Go-Go

The Frantics — “Werewolf” — Born Bad Volume 3

IT’S MADISON TIME…

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The Poindexter Bros. — “The Booga Man” — Malamondo 5

THE SECOND SET

The Moontrekkers — “Night Of The Vampire” — Vampires Cowboys Spacemen And Spooks: The Very Best Of Joe Meek’s Instrumentals

LaVern Baker — “Voodoo Voodoo” — Blues, Blues, Hoodoo Halloween: Scary Jazz and Blues from 1925 to 1961

Round Robin — “I’m The Wolfman” — I Was A Teenage Brain Surgeon

The Blackstones — “Os Monstros” — Haunted Halloween

The Castle Kings — “You Can Get Him Frankenstein” — Atlantic ’61 / ’62: Gems from the Vaults: Up On The Roof

Jack & Jim — “Midnight Monster Hop” — I Was A Teenage Brain Surgeon

Rex Garvin — “Strange Happenings” — The Rustlers Roots of Funk

Los Africanos — “Monster Party” — Let’s Boogaloo, Vol. 6: Explosive Deep Funk, Northern Soul & Dancefloor Jazz En El Barrio

Count Down & the Moonsters — “Hindu On a Honda” — Malamondo 5

The Ventures — “He Never Came Back” — Halloween Instrumentals

Christine Pilzer — “Dracula” — Femmes De Paris, Vol.1

THE THIRD SET

The Devils — “The Exorcist” — Ain’t Nothin’ ‘Bout ‘Gator Huntin’!

Morgus & the 3 Ghouls [Dr. John] — “Morgus The Magnificent” — The Dr. John Anthology

Baron Daemon & The Vampires — “Ghost Guitars” — Wavy Gravy 45rpm

The Magics — “Zombie Walk” — Haunted Halloween

Johnny Fever — “Zombie” — Kogar’s Spooky Spectacular

The Crystals — “Vampire” — Mercury Rock & Roll Party

Bo Diddley — “Bo Meets The Monster” — Oh Yeah!

Lenny Bruce — “My Werewolf Mama” — The Real Lenny

The Emersons — “Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde” — I Was A Teenage Brain Surgeon

Lon Chaney Jr. — “Spider Baby Theme” — Spider Baby Soundtrack

Terry Teene — “Here Comes the Hearse” — Halloween Nuggets: Monster Sixties a Go-Go

THE FINAL SET

The Cramps — “Big Black Witchcraft Rock” — Fiends Of Dope Island

Aural Exciters — “Emile (Night Rate)” — Spooks In Space

Holger Czukay, Jah Wobble & Jaki Liebezeit — “Twilight World” — How Much Are They EP

The Revels — “Midnight Stroll” — Lux and Ivy’s Favorites Vol 5

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Brother Theodore — “Horror of the Blood Monsters” — Lowbrow Vol.1: Sweet Beat

Screamin’ Jay Hawkins — “Feast Of The Mau Mau’ — Spellbound!

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NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #175 ~ 10-06-18]

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Pictured: Richard Lloyd.

On this particular Saturday evening, DJ’s Reeshard & Lee-Roy seized the moment to reflect as No Condition Is Permanent rounded another 25th episode milepost. They pulled their favorite tunes from the past 24 episodes, as has long been their wont when significant anniversaries occur. Lee-Roy’s friends at The Madison Theater, to honor the occasion, brought back a very Psychotronic™ two-headed twin bill, and Uncle Morty marked the occasion by delivering an old favorite, albeit one with unexpected side-effects. But isn’t that always the way? Over 3 dozen fantastic tunes played and so much else happened as well. You, o lucky creature, you can enjoy all this without venturing out of the house, simply by clicking immediately below…

 

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Here’s what we played in Ep. 175 of No Condition Is Permanent:

THE FIRST SET

The Soul Generation — “Key To Your Heart” — On The Real Side: The Modern End Of Northern Soul

Tala A.M. — “Tcham Tcham” — African Funk Experimentals 1975 to 1978

The Sherwoods — “El Scorpion” — Sleazy Surf! Vol. 2

Big Youth — “Marcus Garvey” — Dreadlocks Dread

Richard Lloyd — “(I Thought) You Wanted to Know” — Ork Records: New York, New York

Tito Puente — “Coco Seco” — The Complete 78’s, Volume 4

The Marvelettes — “I’ll Keep On Holding On” — This Is Northern Soul! The Motown Sound, Vol. 1

Mehrpouya— “Dokhtare Shab” — Rangarang: Pre-Revolutionary Iranian Pop

IT’S MADISON TIME…

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Roky Erickson & The Aliens — “Two Headed Dog (Red Temple Prayer)” — The Evil One (Plus One)

THE SECOND SET

The Neons — “Fat Girls” — Challenge 45rpm

Grace Lee And The Stylers — “Why Are You Not Smiling” — Singapore A-Go-Go Vol. 1

The Real Kids — “Reggae Reggae” — The Real Kids

Pierre Didy Tchakounte — “Soul Magabe” — Africa Airways Four (Disco Funk Touchdown 1976-1983)

The Isley Brothers — “This Old Heart Of Mine (Is Weak For You)” — Hitsville U.S.A.: The Motown Singles Collection

Les Loups Noirs D’Haiti — “Jet Biguine” — Afro Tropical Soundz Vol. 1

Link Wray — “Hang On” — The Big Rumble (Killer Dillers) Vol. 2

Eiko Shuri — “Yé-Yé” — Nippon Girls 1: Japanese Pop, Beat & Bossa Nova 1966-70

The Electric Eels — “Jaguar Ride” — The Electric Eels

THE THIRD SET

The Rubies — “Take It Easy Casanova” — Souvenirs of the Soul Clap Vol. 3

Docteur Nico & Orchestre African Fiesta — “Jeanine” — Afrolatin Via Kinshasa

Wire — “Question Of Degree” — Chairs Missing

Jermain Tamraz — “Title Unknown” — I Remember Syria

The A-Bones — “Go Betty Go” — The Life Of Riley

The Aggrovators — “Tiger Dub” — Jammies in Lion Dub Style

Jackie Lomax — “The Eagle Laughs At You” — Is This What You Want?

Elvis Phương — “Kho Tàng Của Chúng Ta (Our Treasures)” — Saigon Rock & Soul: Vietnamese Classic Tracks 1968-1974

The Clashmen — “Boondocker” — The Surf Creature

Koes Bersaudara — “Poor Clown” — Koes Bersaudara 1967

THE FINAL SET

Roxy Music — “Pyjamarama (Island 45rpm Mix)” — Singles, B-Sides And Alternative Mixes

Hector Rivera — “Playing It Cool” — Let’s Do The Boogaloo

Judi & The Affections — “Dum, Dum, De Dip” — Basement Beehive: The Girl Group Underground

Andre Tanker — “Swahili” — Soundway 45rpm

Hasil Adkins — “Ha Ha Cat Walk Baby” — Out to Hunch

Jaime Ley — “Diablo” — Dj Bongohead Presents…Big Box Of Afrosound

The Soft Boys — “I Wanna Destroy You” — Underwater Moonlight

Ignace de Souza & The Melody Aces — “Asaw Fofor” — African Scream Contest Vol. 2: Benin 1963-1980

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Syrinx — “Tillicum” — Long Lost Relatives

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NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #174 ~ 09-29-18]

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Pictured: The Third World.

Whatever occurred last Saturday evening down at the Purple Bat Lounge, was doubtless the sum of one of those oft-mentioned perfect storms. Inhaling but the briefest whiff of the bar’s atmosphere would reveal the constituent elements of said conflagration: A somewhat acrid aroma, the result of several Madagascar cockroaches tossed (by local “gentleman of leisure” Lotsa Poppa) at the bug zapper hanging above the bar’s Outdoor Patio™; a strange, sex-as-means-to-revenge twin-bill screening at the Madison; three dozen tunes of mob inciting quality; DJ Lee-Roy connecting with a vial of Diablo — the last thing he needed, really — as delivered by Uncle Morty’s truck; and appearing (almost literally) at the beginning of this week’s episode, an Onassis Coney Island. This last item, a purportedly edible gift from Lee-Roy to his designated human, fellow DJ Reeshard, one which said human came to regret almost immediately upon ingestion. A great many causes and still more effects, the seeds of this end-of-summer carnival gone so very wrong, now available to you merely by clicking a few pixels to the south:

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Here’s what we played in Ep. 174 of No Condition Is Permanent:

THE FIRST SET

The Isley Brothers — “Work To Do” — Brother, Brother, Brother

The Sweet Talks — “Kye Kye Pe Aware” — Ghana Soundz Vol. 2: Afro-Beat, Funk and Fusion in 70’s Ghana

The Pyramids — “Pressure” — Surf Guitars Rumble Vol. 1

Latin Blues Band — “Lay An Oz On Me Baby” — Big Ol’ Bag O’ Boogaloo Vol. 3

The Apollas — “Just Can’t Get Enough Of You” — Mod Anthems Vol. 2

Ros Serey Sothea — “Retrey Yung Joup Knea (The Night We Met)” — Cambodian Rocks

The Cellos — “Rang Tang Ding Dong (I’m The Japanese Sandman)” — Vicious Vicious Vocals! Volume Vun

IT’S MADISON TIME…

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Ramsey Gordon — “Down In the Cellar” — Malamondo 7

THE SECOND SET

Banda Los Hijos De La Niña Luz — “Dejala Corre” — Soundway 45rpm

Judi & The Affections — “Dum, Dum, De Dip” — Basement Beehive: The Girl Group Underground

Cheb Rayan — “Goulou L Mama” — Les 100 Tubes Raï

The Bomboras — “War of the Satellites” — Head Shrinkin’ Fun

Sadistic Mika Band — “Style Is Changing” — Hot! Menu

Johnny Otis — “The Night Is Young (And You’re So Fine)” — The Legendary Dig Masters, Vol. One: Creepin’ With The Cats

The Third World — “Black Beauty” — Aiye-Keta

Hasil Adkins — “Punchy Wunchy Wickey Wackey Woo” — The Wild Man

Dara Puspita — “Semua Gembira (All Happy)” — Dara Puspita 1966-1968

THE THIRD SET

Piano Slim — “Playin’ Hookey” — Souvenirs of the Soul Clap Vol. 5

Ja-Man Allstars — “Weak Heart Drop” — In The Dub Zone

Guitar Red — “Just You & I” — Rock’n Roll Dance Party Vol. Two

Srueng Santi — “Dub Fai Kue Gun” — Thai Beat A Go-Go Vol. 4

The Funk Brothers feat. Earl Van Dyke — “Tell Me It’s Just A Rumor Baby” — Cellarful of Motown Vol. 1

Los Silvertones — “El Baile De La Arana” — Panama! 2 (7”Vinyl)

The Rolling Stones — “Turd On The Run” — Exile On Main Street (vinyl remaster)

Bernard Ntone — “Mussoliki” — Pop Makossa: The Invasive Dance Beat Of Cameroon 1976-1984

Big Jay McNeely w. Leon Haywood — “The Squat” — Let’s Soul Dance: Black Dance Crazes 1957-1962

THE FINAL SET

Lee “Scratch” Perry & The Upsetters — “Sipreano” — Loch Ness Monster

Wild Jimmy Spruill — “Scratch’n’Twist” — N.Y. On Fire Vol. 1

Mighty Sparrow — “Wood In The Fire” — Mighty Sparrow Vol. Two

Kookie Kat — “Neow, Not Neow” — Spirit Of The Cramps: Selections From The Vinyl Stack Of Lux And Ivy

Los Beta 5 — “El Bicho” — Cumbías Chichadélicas (Peruvian Psychedelic Chicha)

MC5 — “Over And Over” — High Time

The Panthers — “Darbari” — More Early Pakistani Dance Music Vol. 2 (From Original 7″ Vinyl 1966 – 1978)

Chaino — “Rockin’ Bongos” — Las Vegas Grind! Vol. 5

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Ry Cooder — “Get Away” — Performance OST

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NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #173 ~ 09-22-18]

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Pictured: Grace Jones.

And so we survive yet another Saturday evening on Brush St. in downtown Detroit. Autumn has officially begun, though you wouldn’t know it to look at the thermometer. Inside the Purple Bat Lounge, patrons endure the usual mayhem while waiting for bartender LaWanda to return from the basement and fill their drink orders. DJ’s Reeshard & Lee-Roy man the wheels of steel, crafting four sets of music for friends and ‘umm-friends’ alike. (You know what we’re talking about, right? “And this is my…ummm…friend.”) All is well with our version of the world until, in rapid succession: Uncle Morty’s truck pulls up; something called American Beauty tops this week’s Cheeba Chart™; and Lee-Roy, already under its influence, meets a new squeeze named Elviry (who wears Frye bootseesh). If you’re thinking none of this bodes well, you’d be on the same page as Reeshard, the latter having to cope with the results. Click below and learn how it all turned out…

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Here’s what we played in Ep. 173 of No Condition Is Permanent:

THE FIRST SET

Grace Jones — “Walking In The Rain” — Nightclubbing

Jean Guehi — “Essemon Moupoh” — Ivory Coast Soul: Afro Funk From Abidjan From 1972 To 1982

Aki Aleong & The Nobles — “Surf Beat” — Come Surf With Me

Fruko Y Sus Tesos — “Bang Bang” — World’s Funkiest Covers

Shirley Gunter — “Crazy Little Baby” — Rock’n Roll Dance Party Vol. Three

Saied Khalifa — “Igd Allooli (The Pearl Necklace)” — Two Niles To Sing A Melody: The Violins & Synths Of Sudan

Twistin’ Kings — “Congo Part 1” — Greetings From Detroit: The Sound Of Early Motown

IT’S MADISON TIME…

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The Emersons — “Hungry” — Malamondo 4

THE SECOND SET

Action — “Groove The Funk” — Celebration

James Hanns & The “Soul” Entertainers — “It’s A Fine Thing” — Sock It To ‘Em J.B.: 20 Fabulous Tracks Inspired By James Brown

Exotic — “Don Tree Tee Rak” — Thai Beat A Go-Go Vol. 4

Jimmy Ricks — “Bad Man of Missouri” — Chug-A-Lug: Exotic Blues & Rhythm Vol. 8

Asha Bhosle — “Ae Naujawan Hai Sab Kuchh Yahan” — Charas Babu

Ford Hopkins — “Ya Fine Fine Fine” — Greasy Rock ‘N’ Roll Vol. 6

African Jazz — “Merengue Fafa” — Congo Revolution: Afro-Latin / Jazz & Funk – Sounds From The Two Congos 1957-1973

The Modern Lovers — “Pablo Picasso” — The Modern Lovers

Joe Gibbs & The Professionals — “Freedom Call” — African Dub All-Mighty Chapter 3

THE THIRD SET

Aural Exciters — “Spooks In Space (Discomix)” — Spooks In Space

Vikings Martinique — “Déposez Les Armes” — Antilles Cheries: Compa/Cadence – Foundation Dance Music From The Caribbean

Reigning Sound — “I’ll Cry” — Too Much Guitar

Black Savage — “Grassland” — Black Savage

The A-Bones — “She’s Gotta Be Boss” — The Life Of Riley

Willie Bobo, Eddie Harris — “Sham Time” — We Got Latin Soul: Boogaloo & Funk Too!

THE FINAL SET

Roxy Music — “Dance Away” — Manifesto

Grupo Santa Fe — “Simple De Santa Fe” — Ayahuasca: Cumbias Psicodélicas Vol. 1

Ramones — “Cretin Hop” — Rocket To Russia

Wrong Notes — “Verequoi” — Murder By Contract: Noir C’est Noir Second Volume – Special Issue: Afro Rock & Garage

Wynonie Harris — “Keep-A-Talkin’” — Rhythm ‘N’ Blues Vol. 2

Scientist — “Steppers Dub” — Introducing Scientist

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Nathaniel Mayer — “Why Don’t You Give It To Me?” — Why Don’t You Give It To Me?

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NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #172 ~ 09-15-18]

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Pictured: Andre Williams.

The summer is winding down. As the days grow shorter and cooler, opportunities to visit the notorious Outdoor Patio in back of the Purple Bat Lounge (in truth, just some plastic folding chairs set out near the trash cans) are fewer and farther between. DJ Lee-Roy optimizes his time in what passes for the great outdoors in downtown Detroit, waiting to see what new insects Lotsa Poppa has brought from Bwana Don‘s pet store to throw at the bug zapper. Brush St.’s favorite pit bull exercised due diligence throughout, broadcast professional that he is, turning up in the booth at intervals to spin some great tunes, the balance filled out by his partner and designated human, Reeshard. The latter makes apologies to the listenership on this particular evening, enumerating the reasons why ‘Go Nude For Luxuria Music’ Day didn’t materialize this summer. Other good things happen, but we’re hard pressed to remember just what. Click below and all shall be revealed…

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Here’s what we played in Ep. 172 of No Condition Is Permanent:

THE FIRST SET

Sylvia — “Pillow Talk” — Sweet Soul Music: 23 Scorching Classics from 1973

Solo Hit — “Imoikeme” — Analog Africa 45rpm

The Chancellors — “Mach One” — Strummin’ Mental! Vol. 5

Ramsey Lewis Trio — “1-2-3” — We Got Latin Soul: Boogaloo & Funk Too!

The Reigning Sound — “Uptight Tonight” — Too Much Guitar

Astaria — “Jamasa Roro” — Surinam Funk Force Sampler

Bobby Christian — “Caravan” — Technicolor Paradise: Rhum Rhapsodies & Other Exotic Delights

IT’S MADISON TIME…

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The Second Thought — “Slingshot” — Funky Crimes

THE SECOND SET

Mongo Santamaria — “El Pussy Cat” — MOD…The New Religion: Everybody Dance Now

Jerry Harris — “Swing Daddy Swing” — Sin Alley Vol. 4

I-Mo-Jah — “Terror” — Words In Dub

The Chiffons — “He’s So Fine” — The Complete Story Of Doo Wop: Vol. 15, 1963

Les Shupa Shupa D’haiti — “Batterie Shupa” — Disques Debs International Vol.1: An Island Story: Biguine, Afro Latin & Musique Antillaise 1960-1972

Choker Campbell — “Walkin’ On My Thin Sole Shoes” — Rock’n Roll Dance Party Vol. Three

Adnan Othman — “Bershukur” — Bersyukor: A Retrospective of Hits by a Malaysian Pop Yeh Yeh Legend

Big Brown & The Gamblers — “My Testament” — Dr. Boogie Presents Wasa Wasa: Fabulous Rhythm ‘n’ Blues Shakers on the Dancefloor! 1952-1968

Indrani Perera — “Eka Dawasak” — Sri Lanka: The Golden Era Of Sinhalese And Tamil Folk-Pop Music

Bob Seger & the Last Heard — “Persecution Smith” — Heavy Music: The Complete Cameo Recordings 1966-1967

THE THIRD SET

Wganda Kenya — “Fiebre De Lepra” —Dj Bongohead Presents…Big Box Of Afrosound

King Rock and the Knights — “Scandal” — Zoom 45rpm

I-Roy And Augustus Pablo — “Devil’s Brother-In-Law” — Tape Rolling!…With Bunny Lee & Friends – On Wax And In The Studio 1971-74

Wire — “Once Is Enough” — Behind the Curtain: Early Versions 1977-78

Ray Barretto — “Soul Drummers” — We Got Latin Soul!

Chris Montez — “Let’s Dance” — The Roots of Punk Rock Music 1929-1962

Bob Pinado & His Sound Casters — “Me, You, One (Means I Love You)” — Ghana Soundz Vol. 2: Afro-Beat, Funk and Fusion in 70’s Ghana

Procol Harum — “Long Gone Geek” — A Salty Dog

THE FINAL SET

The Valiants — “Twistin’ Til The End” — Fredlo 45rpm

Pamelo Mounk’a & les Bantous de la Capitale — “Nora Mensah D’Adjame” — Pamelo Mounk’a & Les Bantous de la Capitale

Andre Williams — “Georgia Mae Is Moving” — Mr. Rhythm

Fela Ransome-Kuti & His Koolalobitos — “Se E Tun De” — Lagos Baby 1963-1969

The Jewels — “Goin’ Goin’ Gone” — Rumba Doowop ’56

Los Mirlos — “El Poder Verde” — Cumbia Amazónica

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Hank Levine — “Image Part 1” — Outta Sight: The R&B Singles Collection, Vol. 4

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NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #171 ~ 09-01-18]

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Pictured: Jeanne Moreau.

Last Saturday evening had it all: That inescapable swampy midwestern end-of summer ambiance; nearly three dozen fantastic tunes, any one among them capable of breaking your lease; both sides of the pit bull psyche laid bare (the dichotomy in question being irksome vs. outright annoying); the saga of DJ Lee-Roy’s nemesis, our local animal control officer and the latter’s unfortunate shorts; a threatened visit from Nice Guy Eddie, Lee-Roy’s local frenemy; a rundown of the latest strains available on Uncle Morty’s truck; and a mission statement for the show as delivered by the most famous dog on Brush St.. You didn’t have to be there — though we’re grateful if you were — but now you can immerse yourself in the Purple Bat’s miasma in the comparative no-fire zone of your own living room, simply by clicking a few pixels south of this sentence…

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Here’s what we played in Ep. 171 of No Condition Is Permanent:

THE FIRST SET

The Love Unlimited Orchestra — “Strange Games And Things” — Strange Games And Things

Black Santiago — “Paulina” — African Scream Contest Vol. 2: Benin 1963-1980

Los Sinners — “Carne Radioactiva” — Simon Of The Desert OST

Alémayéhu Eshèté — “Wubé Alem” — Éthiopiques Box 7″ Vol. 2

Joe Turner with Chorus and Orchestra — “Lipstick, Powder And Paint” — Atlantic 45rpm

Lee Perry & The Upsetters — “Kentucky Skank” — Double Seven

Blues Company — “Experiment In Color” — Scream Loud!!! The Fenton Records Story

IT’S MADISON TIME…

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The Fabulous Counts — “Jan Jan” — Funky Crimes

THE SECOND SET

The Neons — “Fat Girls” — Challenge 45rpm

Ismael Santiago Y Sus Pleneros Canta Angel Luis Torruellas — “Pacharo” — ¡Saoco! Vol. 2: Bomba, Plena & the Roots of Salsa in Puerto Rico 1955-1967

Calvin Cool — “El Tecolote” — Frolic Diner Vol. 3

Moon People — “Hippy Hippy Moon Strut” — Big Ol’ Bag O’ Boogaloo Vol. 1

The Modern Lovers — “I Wanna Sleep In Your Arms” — The Modern Lovers

Ofege — “Burning Jungle” — Doing It in Lagos: Boogie, Pop & Disco in 1980s Nigeria

Charles Sheffield — “Voodoo Working” — Northern Soul All Nighter

Azam Shaik — “Naam Ke Nawab / Dance Music” — Early Pakistani Dance Music Vol. 1 (From Original 7″ Soundtracks 1967-1975)

The Undertones — “Family Entertainment” — An Introduction to the Undertones

Fela-Ransome Kuti — “Lai Se” — Vampisoul Goes To Africa: Afrobeat Nirvana

THE THIRD SET

The Joe Cuba Sextet — “Bang Bang” — Wanted Dead Or Alive (Bang! Bang! Push, Push, Push)

The Wombats — “Hey” — Unissued Sixties Garage Acetates Vol.3: Train To Nowhere!

Orchestre Sinza — “Qui Vivra Verra” — 76

The Velvets — “Tonight” — The Complete Velvets

The Son Of P.M. — “Cho Cho Chan” — Shadow Music Of Thailand

Jules & The Dynamics — “I’m A Love Man With A Love Plan” — Sock It To ‘Em J.B. – 20 Fabulous Tracks Inspired By James Brown

Cumbias En Moog — “Cumbia Sobre El Mar” — Dj Bongohead Presents…Big Box Of Afrosound

The Gee Cees — “Buzzsaw Twist” — Las Vegas Grind! Vol. 4

Hassan Abu Al Saoud — “Tigy Ya Hawa” — Egypt & Lebanon: Cosmic Arabic Disco & Searing Dance Floor Bangers 1974-1985

THE FINAL SET

The Contours — “Do You Love Me” — Hitsville U.S.A.: The Motown Singles Collection

Los Destellos — “La Pastorcita” — The Roots Of Chicha 2: Psychedelic Cumbias From Peru

The Clashmen — “Boondocker” — The Surf Creature

Johnny Clarke — “Blood Dunza” — Next Cut! (Dub Plates, Rare Sides & Unreleased Cuts)

Suicide — “Dream Baby Dream (Long Version)” — Mutant Disco #3 Garage Sale

Willie Bobo — “He’s That Way” — Let’s Boogaloo! Vol.1

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Jeanne Moreau — “India Song” — Le Tourbillon

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NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #170 ~ 08-25-18]

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Pictured: Verckys, from Orchestre Veve.

Is there a creature more pitiable than a rambunctious pit bull mired in the humidity of late August? We thought not, though largely because everyone within earshot at the Purple Bat Lounge is continually reminded of this alleged fact by that self same pit bull, DJ Lee-Roy. Even Uncle Morty’s delivery of the dog’s namesake weed strain — the former’s arrival costing the bar yet another lawn jockey — did little to meliorate Lee-Roy’s funk. Of course, Reeshard had to choose this evening to mention his canine co-host’s reaction to a critical scene from an old David Cronenberg film. As you might have guessed, that didn’t go over well. No, not just your tiny bit. But music saved the day, as it can be relied upon to do. The guys played three dozen summer-appropriate tunes that paired so effectively with our new favorite gin, a lifesaver in this fetid climate. Click below to hear how it all played out…

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Here’s what we played in Ep. 170 of No Condition Is Permanent:

THE FIRST SET

Archie Bell & The Drells — “Let’s Groove” — Love Train: The Sound of Philadelphia

Question Mark — “Freaking Out” — Nigeria Rock Special: Psychedelic Afro-Rock & Fuzz Funk in 1970s Nigeria

Centures — “4th Dimension” — Strummin’ Mental! Part 2: Raw, Crude, Instrumental R & R!

Zaleha Hamid & the Black Cats — “Nelayan Bersampan” — Pop Yeh Yeh: Psychedelic Rock from Singapore and Malaysia 1964-1970 Vol. 1

Vito and the Salutations — “Eenie Meenie” — Harald 45rpm

M. Ashraf — “Dance Music (Ankhon Ankhon Men)” — More Early Pakistani Dance Music Vol. 2 (From Original 7″ Vinyl 1966 – 1978)

The Shells — “Whiplash” — Souvenirs of the Soul Clap Vol. 2

Ram — “Marassa Elu” — Kité Yo Palé

IT’S MADISON TIME…

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Charles Glass with Orch. — “Screamin’ & Dyin’” — Malamondo 6

THE SECOND SET

Generation X — “Wild Dub” — Chrysalis 45rpm

Ray & His Court — “Lo Sabia” — Cookie Crumbs: A Funk Anthology

Reigning Sound — “Your Love Is A Fine Thing” — Too Much Guitar

Lee “Scratch” Perry & The Upsetters — “Live Injection” — Return of Django

Eddie Burns — “Mean And Evil (Baby)” — Jookin’ Vol. 7

Papi Brandao Y Sus Ejecutivos — “Bilongo” — Panama! 3: Calypso Panameno, Guajira Jazz & Cumbia Tipica On The Isthmus 1960-75

The Companions — “No Fool Am I” — Riders In The Sky: The Amy Records Story ‘60-‘62

Hamad Kalkaba — “Fouh Sei Allah” — Hamad Kalkaba And The Golden Sounds 1974-1975

Freddie & The Heartaches — “Womp, Womp” — Wild Streak Vol. 2

THE THIRD SET

Wreckless Eric — “Whole Wide World” — Stiff 45rpm

The Wellis Band — “Bindiga” — Ghana Special: Modern Highlife, Afro Sounds & Ghanaian Blues 1968-1981

Paul Revere & The Raiders — “Just Like Me” — Kicks: The Anthology (1963-1972)

Group Inerane — “Deran Deran” — Guitars From Agadez Vol. 3

Roxy Music — “Editions Of You” — For Your Pleasure

Esuebio y Su Banjo — “Mi Morena Rebelde” — The Roots of Chicha: Psychedelic Cumbias from Peru

The Gliders — “Wild Jam” — That’s Swift! Instrumentals From The Norman Petty Vault

Tito Rodriguez & His Orchestra — “This Is Mambo” — Mambo! Big Bands 1946-1957

Lenny Dee — “Plantation Boogie” — Dr. Boogie Presents Bear Traces: Nugget’s From Bob’s Barn

THE FINAL SET

Wire — “On Returning” — 154

The Techniques — “Marry Me” — Techniques In Dub

The Collins Kids — “Beetle Bug Bop” — Spirit Of The Cramps: Selections From The Vinyl Stack Of Lux And Ivy

Tita Duval Y El Nuevo Ritmo De Bobby Rey — “Batukacuto” — DJ Bongohead Presents…Big Box Of Afrosound

The Couriers — “My Baby Doesn’t Love Me Any More” — Last Of The Garage Punk Unknowns Vol. 3

Orquestre Veve — “Venus” — Murder By Contract: Noir C’est Noir Second Volume – Special Issue: Afro Rock & Garage

Nolan Strong & The Diablos — “Mind Over Matter” — Dirty Boogie: The Fortune Records Story

The Barbecues — “Aaya Lolo” — Ghana Special: Modern Highlife, Afro Sounds & Ghanaian Blues 1968-1981

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Aretha Franklin — “Until You Come Back To Me (That’s What I’m Gonna Do)” — 30 Greatest Hits

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NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #169 ~ 07-28-18]

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Pictured: Stevie Wonder.

We can do little to describe the evening documented on this particular installment of the N.C.I.P. podcast, save to say that it perfectly encapsulates our own Saison en Enfer, as experienced within an overwarm dive bar on Brush Street in downtown Detroit. Which could also account for the belated appearance online of our latest episode. But no matter: these two hours contain both a lot of great music and perhaps an appropriate soundtrack for barbecue and cocktails into the bargain. Click below and hear for yourselves…

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Here’s what we played in Ep. 169 of No Condition Is Permanent:

THE FIRST SET

O’Jays — “Put Your Hands Together” — Love Train: The Sound of Philadelphia

Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou — “Idavi” — African Scream Contest Vol. 2: Benin 1963-1980

The Elite UFO — “Tarantula” — Surf-Age Nuggets

Latin Blues Band — “Pussycat” — Big Ol’ Bag O’ Boogaloo Vol. 3

Reigning Sound — “When You Touch Me” — Too Much Guitar

Orquesta Tropicana — “Tequila” — Soundway 45rpm

The Renaults — “Rockin’ With Joe” — Frolic Diner Vol. 3

IT’S MADISON TIME…

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Willie Tell & the Overtures — “Kick-Back” — Funky Crimes

THE SECOND SET

Sir Shina Adewale — “Awa Ni Superstars” — Lagos Chop Up

The Velvetones — “I Love Her So” — Dangerous Doo-Wop 2

Harry Mudie Meets King Tubby’s — “Nineteen Love In Dub” — Dub Conference Vol.3

Three Aces & A Joker — “Booze Party” — Sin Alley Vol. 2

Eiko Shuri — “Yé-Yé” — Nippon Girls 1: Japanese Pop, Beat & Bossa Nova 1966-70

The Union — “Strike” — Rare Funk Liberation Vol. 1

Thepporn Petchubon — “Pa Gun Tor” — The Sound of Siam 2: Molam & Luk Thung Isan from North-East Thailand 1970-1982

Captain Beefheart And The Magic Band — “Nowadays A Woman’s Gotta Hit A Man” — Clear Spot

Chivirico — “Apagalo” — ¡Saoco! Vol. 2: Bomba, Plena & the Roots of Salsa in Puerto Rico 1955-1967

The Kinks — “Too Much Monkey Business” — The Kinks [mono]

THE THIRD SET

Willie Colon — “Jazzy” — El Malo

The Heard — “Stop It Baby” — Audition 45rpm

Ros Sereysothea — “Tonight, Dance” — Groove Club Vol. 2: Cambodian Rock Spectacular!

ESG — “Moody (Spaced Out)” — Come Away With ESG

African Fiesta Sukisa — “I Got The Feelin’” — Congo Revolution: Afro-Latin / Jazz & Funk – Sounds From The Two Congos 1957-1973

The Electric Eels — “Jaguar Ride” — Die Electric Eels

Henri Guédon Et Les Contesta — “Van Van” — Disques Debs International Vol.1: An Island Story: Biguine, Afro Latin & Musique Antillaise 1960 1972

Abel & The Starliners Combo — “Chicken Hop Twist” — Fool’s Paradise Favorites: ’50s & ’60s Bop Slop & Schlock

Delia Derbyshire, Dudley Simpson, Brian Hodgson & David Vorhaus — “The Tomorrow People Theme” — The Tommorow People

THE FINAL SET

Orquesta Akokán — “Mambo Rapidito” — Orquesta Akokán

Stevie Wonder — “Keep On Running” — Music Of My Mind

Joseph Nemnom — “Rasputin” — Egypt & Lebanon: Cosmic Arabic Disco & Searing Dance Floor Bangers 1974-1985

Alan Vega and Martin Rev — “Dance” — Suicide (Second Album)

Ja-Man Allstars — “Blood Version” — In The Dub Zone

Andre Williams — “Jail Bait” — Born Bad Vol. 3

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The Rolling Stones — “Tell Me (You’re Coming Back)” — Singles Collection: The London Years

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